Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Gravesend

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Reasons to use our Gravesend conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Gravesend is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Gravesend home moves can become significantly more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Gravesend - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal links with Gravesend estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Gravesend solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gravesend since June 2022*

Disposal

of apartment Salem Villas DA11 0PZ, at buying price of £275,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of flat Haig Gardens DA12 1NE, at a price of £210,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Campbell Road, DA11 0JY completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £375,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Disposal

of apartment St Marks Avenue DA11 9LW, at purchase consideration of £190,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gravesend

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Gravesend is not identified on my bank's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of his work?

That is more than likely an incorrect assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Gravesend conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Gravesend for our home move. Our broker informed us that our mortgage lenders HSBC Bank won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?

Lenders tend to imposes restrictions either the category or the volume of conveyancing practices on their approved list of lawyers. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the profile of firm, some have decided to limit the amount of firms they use to represent them. You should note that HSBC Bank have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any member of HSBC Bank Conveyancer Panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the reduction of conveyancing panels since 2008 even though there remains mixed views about the level of solicitor engagement in some of that fraud. Data from the Land Registry indicate that thousands of law firms, including some in or near Gravesend only execute a couple conveyances per annum.

I need some quick conveyancing in Gravesend as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line within 2 weeks. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not getting a home loan you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Gravesend the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect market value: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Gravesend?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Gravesend. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Gravesend. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Gravesend

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I'm refinancing my primary home to a buy to let loan with Clydesdale and I will use the rest of the raised equity towards another house. The location we are interested in is Gravesend. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two banks and link together the conveyances?

Make use of our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are your lawyer will be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and communicate your expectations and requirements.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gravesend regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gravesend but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Patrick Lawrence, 5 Railway Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AP
  • Martin Tolhurst Partnership Llp, 7 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PD
  • F S Law Solicitors & Advocates, 27 Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF
  • Hatten Wyatt, 51/54 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BD
  • Cumming & Riley, 11a High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NB

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Gravesend regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gravesend but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA

Gravesend commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites Formation of commercial management companies Subletting, licences and sharing occupation

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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